Evaluating Cure Violence in New York City

Discussion at a community roundtable organized by the National Academies of Sciences. Also watch the session following the presentations in which Jeffrey Butts and Daniel Webster respond to audience questions. https://youtu.be/IkCFHIlhkiA&rel=0 Read more about the products of the evaluation.

Prayers vs. Gun Policy Debate Heats Up

Live interview CBS News December 3, 2015 In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, politicians are being shamed for online posts about gun control with many critics saying that "prayers won't do anything" to stop more attacks. Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in … Continue reading Prayers vs. Gun Policy Debate Heats Up

Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) hosted a Google Hangout (online live chat) between the director of the R&E Center, Jeffrey Butts, and Cynthia Lum from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. The conversation covered a number of topics, including the nature of evidence-based practices, how programs or practices become evidence-based, and … Continue reading Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

CBS This Morning

  May 30, 2014 The sheriff's department says it knew a month ago that killer Elliot Rodger had put alarming videos online. As Carter Evans reports, deputies didn't watch those videos before visiting Rodger's apartment three weeks before the his shooting rampage. Interview includes comments from Jeffrey Butts. [ read article ] http://youtu.be/6KWWLzSLjuQ&rel=0

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Missed Warning Signs? May 26, 2014. ... The Santa Barbara sheriff is defending his deputies who visited shooting suspect Elliot Rodger's apartment just last month. CBS News' Bob Orr reports on the evidence they didn't see. Interview includes comments from Jeffrey Butts. http://youtu.be/kAvVoQP02VM&rel=0

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Deadly "knockout game": What is it and Why Teens are Playing it November 21, 2013 ... A violent stunt is growing in popularity among teenagers. The so-called "knockout game" involves assaulting people without warning, and it is claiming lives. https://youtu.be/u5aiculLz7U&rel=0 The victims of the brutal game are chosen at random. Defenseless and unsuspecting people are attacked … Continue reading CBS This Morning